Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere. If you stumbled in using the "Next Blog" button, welcome. Take a minute, pull up a chair and rest a while. If you came here on purpose, welcome back. All of my photos are taken using my iPhone 4 unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

#83) The Bottlebrush Tree

I've walked past this tree a hundred times. I don't know why I hadn't noticed how beautiful it is until today. The sky was so blue and clear and the sun so bright that the colors jumped out at me.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

#82) Ian & The Swing

Today, just a few minutes ago, I took a series of photos of Ian while he was swinging at the school he attends one day a week. Today is his sisters turn to be in class and so Ian gravitated to the swings after we did a page of math. I really like the action in these images.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

#81) The Stairs

We were waiting for acting class when I snapped this picture of my son, Ian.

Monday, March 28, 2011

#80) Back To My Office

Woody. This is from the first Toy Story:

Folk Art Black Cat:

La-La, Nunu, Hindu Goddess, Son Ian when he was a baby looking at "Jeebus":

Sunday, March 27, 2011

#79) Orchid, Botanical Building & Lilly Pond

I visit the Botanical Building often. It is so beautiful. The grounds around it are undefinable.

I don't know what kind of flower this is but it was on the back wall, hanging there, begging to have its picture taken.

The lily pond with koi is next to the entrance to the building. It is free to anyone who wants to enter. Can't beat that price.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

#78) The view from inside the Botanical Building toward the prado

This is taken, right from the center of the Botanical Building, looking toward the prado:

This was taken in 2007 with my Canon PowerShot A85 looking back toward the botanical building:

Friday, March 25, 2011

#77) Botanical Building, Balboa Park

Our internet SUCKS. I missed posting yesterday because it was down... AGAIN. Today, I took my kids to their theatre/acting class in Balboa Park. We get there early every week and today, we parked behind the Botanical Building which is right up against the zoo an also next to The Old Globe Theatre.
Behind theBotanical Building, off of Old Globe Way:

Same place, different view:

Front of the Botanical Building:

Amazing Orchid:

Other Amazing Orchid:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

#76) The Road in Front of Sand Diego Jr. Theatre and Inner Walk

This pleasant little dead end is called Village Place. It just south The San Diego Zoo.

Village Place:

Natural History Museum on Village Place:

Inner Walkway between the Jr. Theatre and the Jr. Theatre classrooms building:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

#75) San Diego Jr. Theatre, another view

A while back I posted a couple of pictures of The Theatre. These are pictures of another part of their mini-compound in Balboa Park. Also, I was going to publish these yesterday but the internet was down.

This is a detail of one of the artsy flourishes decorating the inner courtyard:

A view of the inner courtyard:

Looking out of the courtyard, into the park:

I took this while on the upper tier, near the business office:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

#74) Spanish Village Art Plaza

On Friday, I walked through the Spanish Village and thought I'd share several images of this wonderful, little maze of shops.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

#73) Balboa Park Sunset

I took these yesterday. The sun coming through the palms and the silhouette of the building façades. It was so beautiful, magic light and a magical place.

Friday, March 18, 2011

#72) SanDiego Jr. Theatre Building, Balboa Park

This is the same photo, 3 times. The first is an original, untouched picture of the inside hallway to the San Diego Jr. Theatre building.

This is a sepia treated picture of the same shot:

And this, my favorite, is a B&W photo - I thought it was interesting how the mood changes with each treatment.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

#71) Spanish Village Art Studios, Balboa Park

We haven't been able to get out due to the dreaded cold we have but I took these last Friday. This is the Spanish village at the north end of Balboa Park, next to the zoo.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

#70) Yellow

Hello. I'm still sick but managed to get these two shots. Both happen to be yellow.
Daffodils in my yard


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

#69) My Back Yard

Ok, it's not exactly my back yard, but it's right beyond the fence. This is the view from my yard while sitting at my table on the patio. There's a walking trail below - we live above the trail. It is glorious here today. Sunny and perfect. I've got some nasty virus. It's also known as a cold. But sitting out on the patio makes me feel like I'm the luckiest suburbanite on Earth.

Monday, March 14, 2011

#68) A Penny For Your Thoughts

Annoying? Pennies will probably go the way of the horse and buggy, pay phones and rotary dials. The U.S. Mint losses money producing pennies and nickels. In 2009, the reported loss was 29 million dollars. So says an article published in Mint.com

Saturday, March 12, 2011

#67) Again With the Farmer's Market

I love this place- The Farmer's Market is a place to meditate and think about onions.

Friday, March 11, 2011

#66) Casa del Prado Theatre

Here is the fantastic Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park. My two children take acting classes which are affiliated with the theatre. See the cupola on top in the first photo? Well, in the second photo, I took a picture of it from the back of the building.